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Architectural Restoration Behind-the-Scenes Tours

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Explore the architectural design, history and restoration of Thomas Jefferson’s Palladian-style villa on this hour-long, behind-the-scenes tour guided by the architectural historian who has overseen the restoration since it began in 1989. Join Travis McDonald, Poplar Forest’s Director of Architectural Restoration, and discover how the restoration architects, architectural historians and craftsmen are meticulously restoring Jefferson’s vision for the “best dwelling house in the state…” Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door; reservations are encouraged as spots on the tour are limited.

Tours are Saturday, May 22nd and Sunday, May 23rd at 11am and 2pm.

Please note: All visitors are required to maintain social distancing protocols and wear masks while on tours and in public buildings. Due to the changing nature of the COVID-19 protocols, all dates are subject to change; please visit www.poplarforest.org to confirm the date and time of an event.

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Architectural Restoration Behind-the-Scenes Tours
  • 1542 Bateman Bridge Road
  • Forest, VA 24551
  • to
  • Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
  • $20 in advance, $25 at the door
  • Recurring daily